The underlying internal Jubilee wrangles could be a reason for the sacking of Cabinet Secretary for Sports and Culture Rashid Echesa who is seen as a close ally to Deputy President Willam Ruto.
After the March 9 famous ‘handshake’ between President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, there have been emerging cracks within Jubilee as leaders took the chance throw their weight behind different agendas.
On one hand, sections of Mount Kenya leaders are fully behind Uhuru working with Raila for the sake of peace and the Big Four.
But a larger section have on numerous occasions faulted Raila with numerous accusations including a conspiracy to derail the Jubilee party.
For instance, on Against 2018, Echesa came out guns blazing claiming that Opposition leader Raila Odinga is organising and planning to remove him from office.
Echesa alleged the ODM leader was meeting western leaders accusing him (Echesa) of being a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto hence Uhuru was unhappy with him. He furher dared Raila to sack him.
The agitated Cabinet Secretary pointed out that the new plot to oust him from office undermines the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the former Prime Minister.
He further added that Raila wanted to take advantage to intimidate him and other people in Government.
However, in an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday (31/7/2018) Raila said the handshake between him and President Uhuru did not give him power to fire or hire as alleged.
“I’m not in Government, if I was in Government I would have a specific title. I’m outside Government as a member of the ODM and NASA,” Raila said.